Bryan, OH asked in Family Law for Ohio

Q: Pay support for 18 yr daughter recently was released from school for absences and will not graduate. Does support stop?

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Greg D. Porter

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  • Fairfield, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Child support in Ohio usually stops when a child reaches the age of 18 and ceases being a full-time student, or reaches the age of 19, regardless of their school status. However, if your child support obligation is the result of a divorce or shared parenting plan, then whatever is written in the decree or plan would control. Additionally, a child who is not independent will require support beyond the age of 18.

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